Huggins High School Science Seminar

Online Courses and Teacher Education

Open Acadia supports the offering of several credit programs that may fit your professional development needs:

Online Learning

Master of Education Programs (full-time or part-time)


  Inclusive Education


  Curriculum Studies


Specialized Part-Time Curriculum Studies Cohorts: 

   Master of Education in Curriculum Studies with a Focus in Music Education

   Master of Education in Curriculum Studies with a Focus on Creativity

   Master of Education in Curriculum Studies for Health Interprofessionals


Certificate in French Proficiency

Certificate in Math Teaching

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Certificate


The Nova Scotia Department of Labour & Advanced Education is offering free, non-credit online courses in a variety of subjects. These courses are not affiliated with Open Acadia or Acadia University.

Policies - Professional Development

Payment Policies

Full payment is required before the start of the course.


  1. Cancellations received in writing by Open Acadia 10 working days prior to the course start date will receive a full refund.
  2. Acadia University reserves the right to re-schedule or cancel programs due to insufficient registrations or other unforseeable circumstances. Acadia University will make every effort to inform participants of any changes or cancellations at the earliest possible time.

Parking Information

Parking is available on campus at a charge. Parking fees are non-refundable.

There is no charge for parking on campus in parking lots after 5:00 pm.  However, if you are at a parking meter you are required to pay until 8:00 pm on weekdays. There is no charge for parking on campus on the weekend.


Inclement Weather

All courses will run unless Acadia University is closed. It is best to check the Acadia University ( website for closure announcements.

How to get to Acadia

Travel directions

Customized Programs and Professional Development


Acadia University probably isn’t the first name you think of when it comes to Customized Programs or Professional Development But what we do, we do well.  We have as much passion for growing our organization as you have for yours. 

Customized programming Acadia is about creating a quality, focused program that meets your organization's specific needs. Our faculty and instructors from the corporate community will bring their unique knowledge and experiences to your classroom—whether it’s on-campus or online—and we can provide personalized service that goes beyond expectations.

Interesting in learning with us?  Here’s a few of your Acadia advantages:

  • Flexible Structure: An Acadia education online, on-campus, or on-site: it's your choice.  Programs can be delivered on a modular basis, on a short- or long-term schedule.
  • Small University, Big Service: We pride ourselves on providing helpful, responsive service for every client. However, we can also offer an even higher level of service to meet your needs. Catering, accommodations, and even extracurricular activities like local vineyard tours: it's all on the menu.
  • Open Book: Always start with a solid foundation. Your program can draw from our pool of faculty members, corporate connections, pre-existing professional development programs, and hundreds of credit courses. We can also source industry experts and resources to suit particular requirements.
  • Credibility and Confidence: We have over 170 years of history and a well-deserved reputation as one of the best undergraduate institutions in Canada. Your training dollars are precious: invest them with people you can trust.

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Contact Us

phone Phone: 902-585-1434
Toll-Free: 1-800-565-6568
Fax:  902-585-1057 
phone Rhodes Hall, Attn: Open Acadia
Acadia University
Wolfville, NS 
B4P 2R6
Monday — Friday
8:30am to 4:30pm AST